A Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) head was seen floating in a southerly direction from the public market in Guindulman, Bohol. Was this Dolphin slaughtered?

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A marine mammal that looks to be a Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) stranded on a beach of Barangay Mabay, Maitum this morning. It was well responded to by MENRO Maitum and the community. Latest update is that the animal swam away to Barangay Kalaong after release attempt.

Photos: Adella Jarabe Caasi

Source: Jopy Caneda, on Sarangani Wildlife Protection and Rescue Team Network Facebook Group

A Pygmy Sperm Whale stranded in Barangay Mabay, Maitum, Sarangani province this morning. It was successfully released back to sea by the responders.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

An Oarfish (Regalecus sp.) found dead in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte today.

Source: KenNek ZeroOne Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

An Oarfish (Regalecus sp.) was caught off Tudela, Misamis Occidental last 5 February.

Source: Dan Navarro Facebook, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A dead Thresher Shark was accidentally caught by a fisherman in Barangay Bakhawan at around 2:00 a.m., January 8, 2017.

It was brought to the police station and then handed over to the MENRO.

Source: Municipal Environment and Natural Resources – LGU-Daanbantayan Facebook

A Bigeye Thresher Shark (Alopias superciliosus) was accidentally caught by a fisherman in Barangay Bakhawan in Daanbantayan, Cebu yesterday.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

Yesterday morning, we found a Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris), 1.7m long and female, beached dead at the East Beach of Danjugan Island. I had to gather strength to respond, because I sometimes could get too emotional when being near marine mammals. The stranding response is to gather measurements and samples, and perform a necropsy to get further insight into the cause of death. Data gathered could support studies on the causes of stranding or other mortalities in cetaceans or marine mammals. I am quite relieved that we didn’t find any indication that the poor Dolphin died due to plastic trash ingestion or fishing gear entanglement – which have become increasingly common causes of stranding. Photos were taken during the necropsy for reporting, and thought I would post just these two for public awareness and education. Thank you very much to Dr. AA Yaptinchay of Marine Wildlife Watch Philippines, Dr. Ari Barcelona, and Kaila Ledesma for the guidance.

Source: Dave Gumban Albao Instagram

A female Spinner Dolphin, 1.7m long, beached dead at the East Beach of Danjugan Island in Negros Occidental yesterday. The animal was examined then buried.

Source: Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines Facebook

A Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) with a wound stranded in Sitio Panubigon, Brgy. Lipata, Surigao City yesterday.

Source: Loel Joy Orzales Mesias, via Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines